The British Chambers of Commerce has published a new report showing that UK companies remain as ambitious as ever, though many feel they are being held back by employment legislation and regulations.
A survey of over 2,000 small businesses found that six in ten companies want to take on more workers in the coming weeks, including people to fill sales jobs, though rules concerning dismissal, health and safety and sickness absence are "a barrier to growth".
Commenting on the report, John Longworth, director general of the British Chambers of Commerce, said the majority of the UK's small businesses want to grow, but the coalition needs to help them in doing so.
"The more flexible the employment market is, the more jobs will be created. Business owners want to recruit, so the government must provide a simplified and stable regulatory environment to encourage them to do so," he added.
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Source: The Sales Director News